In Director/Writer Jim Mickle and Actor/Writer Nick Damici’s tale of Vampire apocalypse, America is a lost nation.
When an epidemic of vampirism strikes, humans find themselves on the run from vicious, feral beasts. Cities are tombs and survivors cling together in rural pockets, fearful of nightfall. When his family is slaughtered, young Martin (Gossip Girl’s Connor Paolo) is taken under the wing of a grizzled, wayward hunter simply known as “Mister” (In the Cut’s Nick Damici) whose new prey are the undead.
The vampire stalker takes Martin on a journey through the locked-down towns of America’s heartland, searching for a better place while taking down any bloodsuckers that cross their path. Along the way they recruit fellow travelers, including a nun (Kelly McGillis) who is caught in a crisis of faith when her followers turn into ravenous beasts. This ragtag family unit cautiously moves north, avoiding major thoroughfares that have been seized by The Brethren, a fundamentalist militia headed by Jebedia Loven (Tony award-winning actor Michael Cerveris) that interprets the plague as the Lord’s work.
Stake Land also stars horror movie icon Danielle Harris (Hatchet II) and was produced by indie horror producer-writer-director Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter).
After the jump, check out the trailer for this graphic horror film that has won several awards including Midnight Madness Audience Award: 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and was the Official Selection of the Lincoln Center Scary Movie Series 2010.